Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dr. Hauschka Holistic Home Remedies

One of the interesting new things I saw at the Natural Products ExpoWest were a line of holistic home remedies from Dr. Hauschka. Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has been a venerable and trusted staple in the natural products industry utilizing holistic principles for over 40 years. This Spring, they launch nationwide eight over-the-counter medicines formulated using homeopathic traditions.

Homeopathy is the philosophy that like cures like--or the law of similars. Using diluted formulation of substances that would in a healthy person create the same set of symptoms, the homeopathic preparation allows the body to heal itself. The philosophy is not all that different from that of vaccines--which uses dead or weaken forms of a micro-organism in order to encourage the body to develop the necessary immune system response to fight off the actual disease.

The eight holistic remedies Dr. Hauschka that are launching nationwide this Spring are:

Ouch! Aid Arnica Compress- a topical treatment which provides first aid for sprains, strains and bruises.

Arnica Bump and Bruise Relief - Homeopathic pellets to speed recovery for sprains, strains and bruises.

Calendula Wound Cleanser - Remember Mom spraying Bactine on your scraped knees? Here's a more natural alternative to disinfect, soothe and help heal minor cuts and scrapes with the gentle astringent action of calendula.

Mercurialis Wound Rescue - A topical cream which utilizes mercurialis and calendula to reduce inflammation and infection. In addition to treating poorly healing cuts or splinters, this would be an excellent prophylactic to use after a manicure or pedicure! I would massage this into the nailbeds to prevent infection.

Agropyron Cold Relief - Homeopathetic pellets relieve the pressure and pain from head colds utilizing a formula of couch-grass, dandelion and cinnabar.

Apis Belladonna Sore Throat Rescue - Belladonna has been used for centuries in medicine as is the basis for this formulation of homeopathic pellets to relieve the pain of earache, sore throat and nasal inflammation.

Nicotiana Cramp Relief - Potentized tobacco, chamomile and white birch charcoal are infused into homeopathic pellets to ease the symptoms of menstrual and abdominal cramps.

Borage Varicose Vein Relief - Five therapeutic botanicals combine in homeopathic pellets to provide temporary relief from varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

The full line of Holistic Home Remedies is slated for Spring 2009.

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